3.2. PROFESIONAL RISK PREVENTION
Concerning professionals, we can list the following measures related to the risks highlighted in previous points:
- Regarding physical loads and ergonomic risks, it is necessary to adopt correct postures (bending the knees, using support instruments such as cranes, etc).
- Active maintenance of the muscles, regularly going to physiotherapy, gymnastics, etc.
- Stretching exercises
- Interprofessional help in mobilizing people in a manual way.
- To prevent falls, it is important to keep the spaces tidy and to ensure that the floors are not wet, cabinet doors open, etc.
- It is important to maintain the temperature and lighting adequate to the work being done.
- For the risks of emotional character, it is essential to have the support of the entity, the shared load between professionals and to know how to identify the emotional stress in time, to be able to ask for social or professional help.
After watching the video, reflect on the following questions
The video shows a problem derived from the work overload due to the low ratio of workers per patient in many of the nursing homes in some territories.
- How do you think this ratio can affect on the psychosocial risks of the worker, and on the different risks associated to the patient?
- In the video, can you see workers suffering from burnout? In what aspects can this professional overload be perceived?
- Do you think the situation can be changed? How can we encourage this change?